By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 42:8

Well, you could say that it glows, but it’s not quite true.

I am, however, slightly radio active for the next few months. I even have the ID card to prove it.

Last Wednesday’s procedure went well. Mostly.

There was one point when, after a longer than expected wait time, my wife called to check on me and was told, “He’s not waking up.”

Excuse me?

“I mean he’s waking up slowly.”

What I know for sure is that I had amazing care. I don’t know how medical professionals can be quite so pleasant at 5:30 in the morning, but they were. And there seemed to be a half dozen or so people prepping me in the OR…not that I remember much of it.

And, although we’ve not attended church there for years, a dear pastor/friend showed up at 5:30 in the morning to pray with us.

So, my cancer journey continues. I go back in a couple of weeks when we’ll set up the external radiation.

By late summer, this should all be behind me.

So to speak.

I realize i’m fortunate. I had excellent care that caught this early. I had excellent advice and care to deal with it.

For that, as much as this is a pain in the behind, literally, I am blessed.

And, I am thankful.

I will by summer’s end be able to say that I am a two-time cancer survivor.

Not a set of trophies I would have chosen, but I’ll take them.

Speaking of having things behind us, we are slowly crawling out of the COVID dungeon.

We are roughly on day 446 of 15 days to slow the spread.

That was the longest 15 days in history, measuring from March 13 2020 (when I was sent home to telework)

The Write Side Shop (click the image)

to the relaxing of the mask mandate.

While I’ve always taken this virus seriously, we’re kidding ourselves if we don’t admit that we’ve been jerked around by our overlords. The recent theatrics over the releasing of the mask requirements proves that.

I’m fully vaccinated. I’m also radioactive, but that’s a different story.

I will still wear a mask where required.

I will still continue to not be happy about it.

Here’s hoping that in a month, a real month, we’ll all be able to toss those masks away.

I won’t live in fear.

I’ll deal with what I have to deal with. Whether it’s COVID or cancer.

Both, by the way, suck.

But I’m not giving up.

That’s it. That’s the tagline.

I’m not giving up.






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The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

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